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Tax Scams: What You Need to Know About the Latest Schemes

January 23rd, 2018 · No Comments · Consumer Info, Taxes

What if you filed your tax return only to discover that it had already been filed? Since filing your taxes isn’t something you’re likely to have forgotten doing, it’s safe to say someone else filed your tax return in your name and had your refund sent to them. This is just one of many tax scams you need to know about. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of them based on the most recent IRS tax scam alerts. The goal? To protect your money, of course, but also to protect the sensitive information that fraudsters could use to commit identity theft against you for years to come, and leave you in desperate need of credit repair. Take a look at how the latest tax schemes work, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you are targeted by one of these scams.

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Equifax Hack Checklist: 19 Ways to Protect Yourself Long-Term

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Consumer Info, Credit Bureaus and Scores

Some data breaches have more long-term effects than others. For instance, as frustrating as it can be when your credit card information is stolen, you can cancel the card and get a new number. But when it’s the kind of personal information that was compromised in the Equifax hack, the answer is not so simple and the threat is indefinite. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to protect yourself long-term (and repair the damage to your credit, need be).

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Credit Card Fraud: Protective Measures & What to Do If It Happens to You

August 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Consumer Info, Identity Theft

Whether you’re already a victim of credit card fraud, or you’re just looking for ways to try and prevent it, we can help. This comprehensive post covers how credit card fraud happens, how often it happens, how to protect yourself, and how to respond (and clean up your credit) if it happens to you. How credit […]

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